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The Eastpointe Community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Eastpointe is a community where residents share a belief that they have discovered the crown-jewel of Palm Beach Gardens. It is a community of affordable luxury, a true paradise that is not reserved for just the rich and famous! Residents boast a wonderful quality of life, and whether a resident steeped in the tradition Eastpointe has enjoyed for many years or a young family moving in because of the excellent A-rated schools nearby, Eastpointe does an excellent job of fostering a culture of connectedness between residents like few other communities.

The generously detailed properties, vast open common spaces and extensive community amenities are a striking tribute to the foresight of its original developers, Claire Anderson and General Electric. Mature live oaks, slash pine trees and lush foliage thriving throughout the picturesque and meticulously-maintained grounds and dozens of aerated lakes surrounding 36 holes of rolling green fairways are home to this protected wildlife and Audubon Sanctuary-designated community. One of the world’s top environmentally sensitive facilities, these standards of excellence are consistent with the qualities that define Eastpointe.

Eastpointe offers two 18-hole Fazio golf courses. The par-72 East Course features wide fairways yet challenging greens laden with bunkers and water hazards. This beautiful course is playable for all skill levels and delights golfers with its beauty and rolling fairways. The par-70 championship West Course offers a more challenging game to golfers with its narrow fairways and extensive system of lakes surrounding the course. Eastpointe Country Club offers memberships that range from social (for non-golfers) to full-golf starting in the ,000s, making it one of the most affordable resident country club memberships in South Florida.

In addition to golf, membership offers residents tennis on the 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, a 2800 square foot pool, and two fitness centers with personal trainers. Additional neighborhood amenities scattered throughout Eastpointe offer residents a total of 7 pools, 20 tennis courts (2 of which double as pickle courts), 2 full-service clubhouses on the respective golf courses, plus 4 neighborhood poolside community rooms, giving residents many options for gathering and enjoying social activities. As a gated community, Eastpointe offers 24/7 security and patrol. HOA fees are reasonable and cover all resident groundskeeping. The community offers miles of walking pathways with designated areas equipped with dog waste receptacles.

Eastpointe offers a formal dining room and bar & grille at the East Club which overlooks the 18th hole where the green is surrounded by water on all sides. The West Club offers its own bar & grille adjacent to the main pool with plans to expand into a full-scale “Club Resort” ( Both clubhouses currently offer large banquet rooms which are host to special community and private-catered events. Daily lunch, Sunday brunch and themed Friday night dinners are part of the standing open hours which are served by an executive chef and culinary team with the highest standards in quality and presentation.

Eastpointe is filled with residents of all ages. It is a community of both action and tranquility at the same time. With a social calendar full of events and activities that appeal to all ages throughout the year, it’s no wonder that so many special friendships are forged here. Residents who have lived a generation at Eastpointe or who return to their winter home year after year are well-connected through many centers of organized social activity while the community also sees more and more young families moving in because of the affordable, high-standard quality of life and excellent schools nearby. Eastpointe Young Professionals & Families, with their own FaceBook page (, is a continually growing group in the community that has organized itself into many organized activities that foster special family friendships. With plans on the horizon to expand the West Club into a complete Club Resort (, there is a strong focus on families.

The majority of homes were built between 1978-1993 and have broadly been well-maintained or updated. There are 875 properties including 727 single-family homes and 148 condominiums. The homes in Eastpointe are varied in design and offer significantly more green space than many other communities in the area. The mature foliage gives the community a special sense of welcome and comfort. Like most real estate in recent years, property values in Eastpointe have performed well, yet the community still offers many opportunities for excellent investment value.

Eastpointe is located in Palm Beach Gardens, which is a visually stunning community with lush gardens and waterways and lovely architecture and community planning. Palm Beach Gardens has earned the designation of Tree City USA for more than 30 years. The “practical” surroundings of Palm Beach Gardens extend from West Palm Beach to Jupiter, which sits at the northernmost part of “Southeast Florida” and bordering the beautiful, more rural Martin County to the north. The list of great area restaurants is nearly endless (track some of them at and there are always many events and things to do in the local area. Here are a few highlights:

Palm Beach county offers school choice options to allow students to attend schools other than what they are zoned for. There are also charter schools and magnet schools for alternative or specialized studies. Eastpointe is fortunate to be situated very closed to and zoned for Marsh Pointe, an A-rated elementary school that currently ranks in the top 2% of elementary schools in the state of Florida. Watson B Duncan is zoned as the default middle school for Eastpointe students and William T Dwyer for high school, both considered to be very good schools with excellent teachers and opportunities for students to excel.

Things to know about Palm Beach Gardens FL

Palm Beach Gardens is a city in Palm Beach County in the U.S. state of Florida, 77 miles north of Miami. Palm Beach Gardens is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. As of the 2020 United States census, the population was 59,182.

Prior to development, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland farther west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres (16 km2) and build homes for 55,000 people. He chose the name Palm Beach Gardens after his initial choice, Palm Beach City, was denied by the Florida Legislature, because of the similarity of the name to the nearby Palm Beach. MacArthur planned to build a "garden city" so he altered the name slightly. The city was incorporated as a "paper town" (meaning that it existed only on paper) in 1959. The 1960 Census recorded that the city officially had a population of one, apparently a squatter whom MacArthur had allowed to stay on his property.

Rapid development took place in the 1960s. By 1970 the city had a population approaching 7,000 people. To showcase his new community, MacArthur purchased an 80-year-old banyan tree located in nearby Lake Park, that was to be cut down to enlarge a dentist's office. It cost ,000 and 1,008 hours of manpower to move it. A second banyan was moved the following year. While moving the first banyan tree over the Florida East Coast Railway, the massive tree shifted and disconnected the Western Union telephone and telegraph lines running adjacent to the railroad, cutting off most communications between Miami, 78 miles (126 km) to the south, and the outside world until the damage could be repaired. These trees still remain at the center of MacArthur Boulevard near Northlake Boulevard and are still featured on the city shield. In January 2007, the great-grandson of impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexandre Renoir, presented a painting to the city which depicts the Gardens banyan tree. It is currently on display at the city hall on North Military Trail.

City growth was slow but steady throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as the population has still not reached the predicted 55,000 people envisioned by MacArthur. However, the opening of the 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) Gardens Mall in 1988 initiated a new wave of development, as did the sell off in 1999 of approximately 5,000 acres (20 km2) in the city by the MacArthur Foundation. Development of this property happened quickly and led to much new growth in the city. The city adopted an Art in Public Places ordinance in 1989 and has amassed an eclectic collection of works.

The city suffered much damage to its tropical landscaping in the hard freezes of 1985 and 1989, but has experienced no freezing temperatures since then. The city was hit by Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jeanne, and Hurricane Wilma in 2004 and 2005. Much of the city lost power for days at a time after each storm, and many traffic signals and directional signs in the city were destroyed. Many homes and businesses were severely damaged during the first two storms and contractors and construction materials were at a premium. Hundreds of homes were only nearing final repair when Hurricane Wilma hit the following year damaging or destroying many of those completed or ongoing repairs.

The Gardens Mall, PGA Commons, Midtown, Legacy Place, and Downtown at the Gardens are the center of the city's retail market. They are located on the municipality's main stretch on PGA Boulevard.

The city has a total area of 55.3 square miles (143 km2), of which 55.1 square miles (143 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (4.5%) is water.

Palm Beach Gardens has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with long, hot, and rainy summers and short, warm winters with mild nights.

There are 12 golf courses within the city limits, including a course owned by the municipality. The Professional Golfers' Association of America has its headquarters in the city.

The Honda Classic has been held at two Palm Beach Gardens locations: from 2003 to 2006 at the Country Club at Mirasol and since 2007 at the PGA National Resort and Spa. Also, the Senior PGA Championship was held at the current BallenIsles from 1964 to 1973, and at the PGA National Golf Club from 1982 to 2000. PGA National was also the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and the 1987 PGA Championship.

In February 2018, the Palm Beach Gardens-based company FITTEAM concluded a 12-year deal with Major League Baseball′s Houston Astros and Washington Nationals giving it the naming rights to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches – spring training home of the Astros and Nationals – in nearby West Palm Beach. The facility was renamed FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

According to Palm Beach Gardens' 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

Public K-12 primary and secondary schools are administrated by the School District of Palm Beach County. Palm Beach Gardens Community High School and William T. Dwyer High School are the local public high schools. The Upper School campus of The Benjamin School is also located in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Edward M. Eissey Campus, a satellite campus of the Palm Beach State College, is located in Palm Beach Gardens. It includes the Eissey Theatre for the Performing Arts.

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 59,182 people, 24,359 households, and 15,515 families residing in the city.

As of 2010, there were 27,663 households, out of which 17.6% were vacant.

As of 2000, 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.70.

In 2000, the city's population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

In 2000, males had a median income of ,045 versus ,221 for females. In 2015, The per capita income for the city was ,191. About 3.5% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. In 2007, the median income for a household in the city was ,630 and the median income for a family was ,715.

As of 2000, 89.27% of the population spoke only English at home; Spanish was spoken by 5.60% of the population, Italian by 1.00%, French by 0.83%, and German by 0.61%. Eleven other languages were spoken in the city, each of which are reported at less than 0.5%.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has 127 sworn officers as of 2022. Its operational divisions include Road Patrol, Traffic, K-9, Detective and Crime Scene Investigation, SWAT and Hostage Negotiation. The department also has an 85-member Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) unit, including a Police Explorer Post.

As of 2022, the Chief of Police is Clinton Shannon. In 2016 a police officer was convicted for the killing of Corey Jones, an African American man awaiting a tow truck after his vehicle broke down in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Police Department provides protection to the city and also manages NorthComm - The North County Communications Center which handles emergency communications for the City of Palm Beach Gardens, the villages of Tequesta and North Palm Beach, and the towns of Jupiter, Juno Beach and Palm Beach Shores. When someone calls 9-1-1 in one of these locations, their call is routed to NorthComm and from there they notify the nearest available police unit.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation is a non-profit foundation holding IRS 501(c)(3) status. The Mission of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation is to secure private funding to enhance the integrity of the community and the effectiveness of the Police Department. It does this by providing funding for innovative police department projects, that would not otherwise be funded from the city's budget.

The Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Department has been serving the citizen's of the city since 1964. The department operates out of the following five stations located throughout the city:

On September 11, 2010, the city dedicated its "09.11.01 Memorial Plaza" at Fire Station 63 on Northlake Boulevard. The memorial commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks. Its centerpiece is a steel section retrieved from the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York City.

The city charter provides for a council-manager government. The city council consists of five Palm Beach Gardens residents elected to serve three-year terms. A quorum of three members may conduct city business. The city manager is appointed by a majority vote of the council.

Each year, the council appoints one of its members to be mayor, and another to be vice-mayor.

In December 1987, the last "missing link" of Interstate 95 (I-95) opened between PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens and State Road 714, west of Stuart, paving the way for new development immediately to the north. There are three interchanges on I-95 serving the city and a fourth at Central Boulevard is under consideration. The city also is served by two interchanges on Florida's Turnpike.

Public transit is available to the rest of Palm Beach County through the regional commuter bus system PalmTran. In addition, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority has proposed extending the Tri-Rail commuter rail system northward with a proposed station near PGA Boulevard north of the current terminus at Mangonia Park. A trolley system is also proposed to serve the newly developed "Downtown" area.

The nearest major airports, with driving distances measured from Palm Beach Gardens city hall, are:

The nearest general aviation airports are:

Some notable Palm Beach Gardens residents, past and present, include: